Set V10 which was stabled on the down main at Leura, and was heavily tagged, appears to have been retrieved sometime this weekend. Is there really any need to get the other V-sets from Katoomba and places west?
Meanwhile work crews continue filling the washaway, which extends down into private properties. Bit of a mess...
Currently there is only 4 car V sets operating on the Blue Mtns line which is typical (and sometimes adequate) for services out of peak hour times.
In Peak Hour with all the suburban interlopers, it was quite difficult to even physically get on / through the doors of the 5:05pm from Redfern to return to the mtns (only three 3 services stop at Redfern in the AM and PM respectively - thanks Gladys).
My normal morning service from Springwood (6;43am), people were standing by Blaxland and we are paying peak hour fares for this...
On other channels the current time for restoration of the line is now been quoted as being possibly the end of March...All the while RailCorp on Twitter keep saying "next week" each week.
Am lucky that I have been able to alter my working hours, am now leaving for work earlier and returning home earlier (outside of peak hour) the 4 car sets are still full with people standing in both directions, I cannot imagine what a possible month of this might mean. I cannot imagine how the upper mountains commuters might be feeling.
The Faux Glenbrook Boulder shutdown with bustitution was only 1-1/2 weeks or so.
Meanwhile more rain and possible thunderstorms is forecasts for the mountains over the next couple of days.
Here's hoping the line reopens soon.